Responding to Student Writing
The following websites include tips on how to communicate your expectations to students, design assignments that prompt clear writing, and respond to student work in a constructive manner. Some of the sites also include steps instructors can take to preempt plagiarism.
- Yale University's Writing Center.
- Harvard University's A Brief Guide to Responding to Student Writing [PDF] - Three-page paper covering the principles of responding to student writing, ideas about how to read a student paper, tips on writing the marginal and final comments, and 10 strategies for responding to student writing more effectively.
- Harvard's A Brief Guide to Designing Essay Assignments [PDF] - By Gordon Harvey. Two-page paper containing 3 steps to help instructors design essay prompts.
Sample Rubrics for Student Writing
- Drake University's Rubric for Academic Writing - One excellent sample rubric.
Publishing Opportunities for Instructors & Students
LIS Publications Wiki (Library and Information Science) - Want to publish your writing? This wiki gathers information about publications you might want to write for — whether you want to reach your colleagues or your communities.